Dr. Niva Golan-Nadir

Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy & Strategy

Areas of expertise

  • Dr. Niva Golan-Nadir received her Ph.D. from the school of Political Science at the University of Haifa, where she further completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the division of Public Administration and Policy. She is currently a Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, The University at Albany and at the Institute for Liberty and Responsibility at Reichman University, where she further heads the excellency program. Her research focuses on a comparative analysis of enduring gaps between public preferences and legal-institutional arrangements in democracies. Her research interests also include: comparative politics, public administration, state-religion relations and Israel studies.

  • Book Review: Golan-Nadir, Niva. Radical Hope: Poverty-Aware Practice for Social Work. Michal Krumer-Nevo, Journal of Social Work (2021). Doi: 10.1177/14680173211061785


    Book review: Golan-Nadir, Niva. Social Work and Society: Political and Ideological Perspectives. Sarah Pollock, Kate Parkinson and Ian Cummins (eds.), Journal of Social Work (2021). Doi: 10.1177/1468017321999505


    Book: Golan-Nadir, Niva. Public Preferences and Institutional Designs: Marriage Regulation in Israel and Turkey. Palgrave Macmillan. (2021).  


    Golan-Nadir, Niva. “The Role of Interorganizational Competition in Motivating Street-Level Bureaucrats to Adopt Policy Entrepreneurship Strategies: The Case of Israeli Rabbis in Government Hospitals.” The American Review of Public Administration 51(2) (2020): 107-120. DOI: 10.1177/0275074020982692. 


    Golan-Nadir, Niva, Nissim Cohen and Aviad Rubin. “How Street-level Bureaucrats’ Discretion Leads to Alternative Supply of Public Services – The Case of Israeli Marriage Registrars.” The International Review of Administrative Sciences. (forthcoming). 


    Book review: Golan-Nadir, Niva. Advocacy Practice for Social Justice. Richard Hoefer, Journal of Social Work (2020). DOI: 10.1177/1468017320918753


    Book review: Golan-Nadir, Niva. Political Social Work: Using Power to Create Social Change. Sannon R. Lane and Susanne Pritzker, Journal of Social Work (2020) 20(1): 117-118. DOI: 10.1177/1468017319868572


    Book review: Golan-Nadir, Niva. Human Rights and Social Care: Putting Rights into Practice. Sam Smith, Journal of Social Work (2019) 19(5): 688-690. DOI:10.1177/1468017319863272


    Cohen, Nissim and Niva Golan-Nadir. (equal contribution). “Why Do Street-Level Bureaucrats Risk Themselves for Others? The Case of Israeli Police Officers.” Australian Journal of Public Administration. (2020). DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12417


    Golan-Nadir, Niva and Nissim Cohen. "The role of individual agents in promoting peace processes: business people and policy entrepreneurship in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict." Policy Studies 38(1) (2017): 21-38.‏ DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2016.1161181


    Golan-Nadir, Niva. "Marriage Regulation in Israel and Turkey: the interplay between institutional dynamics and public preferences", in: The Jarring Road to Democratic Inclusion: A Comparative Assessment of State–Society Engagements in Israel and Turkey, Aviad Rubin and Yusuf Sarfati (eds.), New York: Lexington Books, Ch. 8. (2016), ISBN: 9781498525077.


    Book: Elbaz, Sagi and Niva Golan-Nadir (2018) Strategic Elites in Israel: The Contribution of Power in the Israeli Society. Jerusalem: Carmel Publishing. (in Hebrew)


    Book review: Golan-Nadir, Niva. Social change and social work: The changing societal conditions of social work in time and place. Timo Harrikari, Pirkko-Liisa Rauhala and Elina Virokannas (eds), Journal of Social Work (2016) 16(4): 510-511. DOI: 10.1177/1468017316633924.


    Book review: Golan-Nadir, Niva. Policy and Social Work Practice. Tony Evans and Frank Keating (eds.) Journal of Social Work (2017) 17 (5): 628-629. DOI: 10.1177/1468017317706565.